A look at ever-changing media planning and buying options, from identifying innovative advertisers and publishers to new approaches for targeting audiences on networks and exchanges.


How a Blasé Approach Helped Swedish Fish Reach Gen Z

Sep 30, 2015 - Swedish Fish candies have been around forever, but they're not especially popular with the younger generation. To change that, Mondelez abandoned the typical planning, instead creating quick, cheap video content, just to see how it resonated. Comments

Developing a Mobile Content Plan That Works

shutterstock-159153788 Sep 30, 2015 - Understanding your consumers' demographics and traits are important when planning your mobile content framework. Comments

Using Facebook and YouTube to Bring Your Video Content to Life

mobile-video-image Sep 30, 2015 - Using video platforms such as Facebook and YouTube can really help you connect with your audience. But how long should your videos be and which platform should you prioritize for what content? Find out the answers. Comments

Truly Cross-Screen Creative: A Revolution Unfolds

fresh-idea-shutterstock-311599517 Sep 30, 2015 - The IAB's recent update to its current cannon of industry standards and guidelines encourages cross-screen advertising. However, the need to optimize creative still remains. Comments

Small Publishers Are Most Affected by Ad Blockers, Says IAB

ad-blocking Sep 29, 2015 - Ad-blocking software is especially damaging to small publishers, but IAB MIXX says they understand why users download it. It's up to the industry to thwart blockers by serving ads people don't want to intercept. Comments

Facebook Wants to Complement TV with New Ad Metric

tv-image Sep 28, 2015 - Carolyn Everson, vice president of global marketing solutions at Facebook, debuted mobile tools for ad deployment across TV and the social platform. Senior agency execs seemed to like them. Comments

Your 5 Mobile Musts This Holiday Season

holiday-mobile-shopping-shutterstock-232253863 Sep 28, 2015 - The holiday shopping season is inarguably the most important time of year for marketers. As trends in e-commerce shift towards mobile, consider these tips to optimize your strategy. Comments

The Practical Guide to Programmatic Planning in China: Part 4

programmatic-blue Sep 27, 2015 - Here is how to select data management platforms (DMP) for a programmatic strategy in China's closed and fragmented data ecosystem. Comments

Programmatic Media Buying: Sitting at the Intersection of Owned and Paid Media

intersection-shutterstock-203805400 Sep 25, 2015 - The value of programmatic media buying currently has a big impact on the digital marketing industry. How can marketers optimize this type of advertising investment? Comments

Are All Screens Created Equal?

manyscreens Sep 25, 2015 - Here's how the evolution of video consumption from traditional TV formats to streaming digital content via mobile or OTT devices presents new opportunity for the marketing industry. Comments

The Year of Online Video: What We Saw and What's Next for Brands

online-video-advertising Sep 24, 2015 - Advances in online video during 2015 indicate that this medium is a choice advertising format for brands. What predictions can industry experts make for future progress? Comments

GroupM and TAG Join Forces to Tackle Brand Safety

brand-safety Sep 23, 2015 - GroupM and Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) stamp down on online piracy by ensuring all media partners receive validation as Digital Advertising Assurance Providers. Comments

Ad Blocking Blocks Publishers’ Business Model, Threatens Free Internet

ad-blocking Sep 21, 2015 - How will the integration of new ad-blocking technology, such as Apple's latest mobile iOS software update, affect the current state of the free Internet and the future of publishing? Comments

Mark Zuckerberg’s First Live Stream Shows Facebook’s Video Ambition

facebook-video-image Sep 15, 2015 - In order to obtain more video inventory for advertising, Facebook could eventually roll out its live-streaming feature to the masses. Comments

3 Ways to Achieve Sustainable Revenue: Why Gigaom and Re/Code Are the Tip of the Iceberg

money-tree-shutterstock-289276631 Sep 14, 2015 - The revolving door of media publishers incites questions about the sustainability of the current publisher business model. Here are three suggestions that can help encourage revenue. Comments

Is The Washington Post Right to Block Ad Block Users?

wp-ad-blocked Sep 11, 2015 - This analyzes how The Washington Post has decided to address users with ad-blocking software installed on their devices. Is this an effective way to counter this issue? Comments

Why Ad Viewability Matters More Than Above-the-Fold Targeting

data-visualization Sep 10, 2015 - What does the concept of ad viewability mean in the context of strategy? And what makes it more significant than above-the-fold targeting? Comments

Desktops and Banners Still Rule the Ad Marketplace

king-queen-crown Sep 4, 2015 - These observations are based on data collected via AppNexus' advertising index for Q2 2015. Use these insights to make informed inferences about the future of digital marketing. Comments

Your Mobile-Only Customer Experience Guidebook

shutterstock-234409663-buy-buttons Sep 3, 2015 - Portable and intimate by design, mobile devices are ideal for driving e-commerce sales. Here are suggestions to help enhance your marketing strategy by improving the customer experience. Comments

The Video of Small Things Rises in Asia

social-media-and-video Sep 2, 2015 - Mobile video is outpacing the growth of most other ad formats in Asia and is fast changing the face of digital advertising. Comments

TV Isn’t Dead - It's Evolving and Evolving Quickly

internet-television Aug 31, 2015 - The abandonment of linear TV formats for digital on-demand media consumption signifies the rebirth of TV. How does this metamorphosis affect brand strategy for consumer engagement? Comments

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